McNicholas High School recently held its annual walk to raise money for new electronics and other much-needed school supplies. This year’s goal exceeded $40,000, which earned a reward of a day off school. The administration gave students and faculty and staff three choices: the day after Open House, the day after the Super Bowl, and Holy Thursday. The student body voted for a day off after the Super Bowl which on Feb. 6, 2016.
The Super Bowl was such a heavily chosen day because it allows everyone to watch the game with their friends and not have to worry about waking up early for school the next day. Many also have high expectations that the Cincinnati Bengals will make it to the Super Bowl based on their current undefeated record.
“I voted for the day after the Super Bowl because I want to be able to stay up late and not have to worry about waking up early. Plus if the Bengals are in it, I want to have a Super Bowl party,” junior Andrew Evans said.
Some chose not to vote for the day off after the Super Bowl because of the chance that there could be a snow day and the day off would just become a calamity day. Even if there is a snow day, the students wouldn’t know for sure until the next morning when they wake up for school. With the scheduled day off, students can enjoy the Super Bowl without worrying about whether snow will cancel school or not.
A few students and teachers who are working Open House on Sunday, Oct. 25, were hoping for the day off on Oct. 26 because Open House is always a long day.
Some students wanted Holy Thursday, March 24, off because of vacations they have planned for Spring Break.
“I am not happy with the day. I wanted the day before Easter Break, because my plane leaves that day for vacation,” freshman Nicholas Russo said.